Tom Brady and Randy Moss formed one of the most lethal QB-WR duos between 2007 and 2009. Seeing T.O. put up four touchdowns one day, Moss reached out to Brady.
Moss was obviously in awe of what an amazing performance Terrell Owens had just turned in, and so he was gushing with excitement as he told Brady about the news. The GOAT quarterback, calm as ever, simply told him to not worry about it.
Randy Moss drew inspiration from T.O. to score 4 TDs in a half 😂
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) June 5, 2021
Randy Moss Puts Up Four Touchdowns In A Half After Tom Brady Assures Him Not To Worry, Terrell Owens Inspired Moss
The game in question takes us all the way back to 2007. The Patriots were playing the Buffalo Bills in Week 11. Tom Brady and Randy Moss were lighting the league on fire, en-route to a perfect record up to that point.
The Bills would be their next victims. New England destroyed the Bills 56-10 as Moss turned in four touchdowns in the first half. His highlights can be found here.
Moss would finish that year with an NFL record 23 receiving touchdowns, and the Patriots would finish the year 16-0. They ultimately lost the Super Bowl, but it was a historic season by all regards.
The Terrell Owens game Moss was referring to was the Dallas Cowboys and the then Washington Redskins taking one each other. Owens put up four touchdowns in the second half as Dallas pulled off a narrow 28-23 victory.
Owens also had the game-saving play in that game as he swatted away Washington’s last ditch attempt to win the game on a Hail Mary. The fact that both these Hall of Fame receivers managed to put up four touchdowns in one half on the same day is no small coincidence.
Moss was clearly driven by Owens’ performance earlier in the day and just had to follow in his footsteps. After texting Brady, the motive to accomplish what T.O. had was even more evident. Of course, Brady found a way to make it happen.